Support Weapons Class Review November 19-20, 2022 by “Jake”

“It’s all about force multipliers” BLUF – this was a well crafted course that will help team leaders or individual members maximize their potential by integrating two specialized weapons/positions within their teams.  It won’t turn someone into an expert in the application of either the automatic rifle or the anti material rifle but it willContinue reading “Support Weapons Class Review November 19-20, 2022 by “Jake””

On Rifle Slings

One of the most important accessories to have for a rifle is a good sling. It saves your arms from getting fatigued carrying the rifle, frees your hands for other tasks, and helps you maintain readiness by keeping your rifle handy. Today I’ll list the three types of rifle slings with their pros and cons,Continue reading “On Rifle Slings”

Support Weapons Class AAR

This past weekend was the first Support Weapons Class, held in North Carolina. It was a small class, but it was worth it to smooth out the rough edges of the class. Here’s a brief summary of events, along with some pictures I took along the way. Day 1 focused on weapons handling and firingContinue reading “Support Weapons Class AAR”

On Weapon-Mounted Lasers Part II

In Part I, I briefly covered how to use and zero weapon-mounted aiming lasers. Today I will discuss the tactics and techniques of night fighting, with and without lasers, in the face of an adversary who is similarly equipped. Laser Discipline Rule number one of wearing night vision is to not assume that you areContinue reading “On Weapon-Mounted Lasers Part II”

Gear Standardization for Prepared Citizen Groups

If you look at a photograph of a squad of US Marines, you will see that everyone has the same uniform, weapons, optics, and load-bearing equipment (excluding special weapons like automatic rifles). This is partly due to logistical simplicity of the military buying a single piece of kit for everyone, and partly due to effectivenessContinue reading “Gear Standardization for Prepared Citizen Groups”

How to Use Shooting Competitions for Training

Shooting competitions come in many different forms. Cowboy action matches, USPSA pistol matches, run and gun events, etc. Using competitions to improve shooting skill is a wonderful American tradition. However, there is a tendency in the competitive shooting community to lean very hard into the competitive aspect at the cost of realism or training value.Continue reading “How to Use Shooting Competitions for Training”

The Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) Part II: Employment and Tactics

Originally posted on American Partisan Part I of this two-part series established the importance of the AMR in your team’s arsenal (you do have a team, right?). In other words, Part I was the “why.” In this article I will explain the “how” by covering how to outfit your AMR team, what kind of trainingContinue reading “The Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) Part II: Employment and Tactics”